I have a netbook with Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10) installed with XFCE. Due to the limited vertical space available, I would like to have the title bar for a maximized window appear in the xfce panel. I use to be able to do this on Ubuntu 10.04 (GNOME2) with maximus and window-picker-applet. I'm not using GNOME Shell or Unity (including 2d) because they run too slow on my netbook.

I've looked at How do I enable the globalmenu / appmenu on Xfce or LXDE?. It doesn't help me though because it's only for getting the menu to appear in the panel (using xfce4-appmenu-plugin). Is there something similar but mimicking the title bar? It appears as though xfce4-xfapplet-plugin has been removed in Ubuntu 11.10.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Not exactly what you are looking for but inorder to save space you could use xfce4-panel as wingpanel. xfapplet is somewhat dead project AFAIK. What you can do is make xfce4-panel as a wingpanel with minimal length and make it auto-increase. In order to make panel movable do this:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /panels/panel-0/disable-struts -t bool -n -s true

And on panel preference, make panel length to minimal and enable auto-increase option:

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You can do this for as many panel you have.

I usually have a single panel on the right-hand corner with notification area, indicator, session-button and application-menu and windows button control on the left-hand corner.


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